Twenty Things

Twenty Things I’ve Learned as a WOGO Volunteer

  • People are the same everywhere. They want to make friends.  They want to learn about other cultures.
  • A hug communicates so much.
  • Toilet paper is a luxury. Bring your own.
  • Pack light, you never know what your transportation is going to be.
  • Try the local beer wherever you are.
  • You don’t need to speak the same language to communicate.
  • There are good people everywhere.
  • If you see something you want, buy it right then. You’ll never find it again if you wait.
  • Smiles don’t need to be translated.
  • Always check your passport expiration date well before you travel to make sure you have 6 months!
  • Don’t take clean water for granted.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of wherever you are. You will be rewarded.
  • Walk around when you can. You really see how people live.
  • Anything with the WOGO and OpWalk logos on it is a must have for our hosts – bring things to share!
  • Be respectful of other cultures. Just because it’s not what you are used to doesn’t mean it is wrong.
  • Bring lots of socks. Comfortable feet make all the difference.
  • Look up. Sometimes there are beautiful things on the ceiling.
  • Be amazed. The people around you do amazing things every day. Appreciate them.
  • Tell your friends and family how much you love them.
  • Always charge your camera batteries. You don’t want to miss a moment!

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